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, the south value -- new mexico, from the south valley. we lived in new mexico together while she did research on addiction for her research paper. we have stapp ford people remitting here -- we have stanford people representing here tonight. [laughter] i followed her on to another land scape, northern new mexico, which i'd already seen. i had been there a couple times as a tourist when i was younger, but we've seen new mexico remitted arian tis -- artistically whether it's a
with that. there into western texas, off toward new mexico. watch the storm going into the weekend, though. the northeast, travel plans, especially coming up with the holidays there on monday and tuesday, going to be watch out. airport delays very well likely across much of the northeast. even southeastern canada here. as far as temperatures, winnipeg, a high of minus 12. denver, minus 4 for the high. warmup toward the south and east of oklahoma city. 18 in the mid part of your week. as we take a look over toward europe, the balkans, watching severe weather. reports of up to 65-kilometer-per-hour winds has been seen. now moving off toward turkey. gusty winds, heavy rain falling with frequent lightning as the system continues to move off toward the east. much of central europe, conditions remain rather mild. airport delays actual until berlin due to heavy fog continue here and don't we surprised going into paris and london you see airport delays as well due to the system. look at all the areas in blue, indicating heavy rainfall. gusty winds coming out of this, likely reducing down air visib
surging in new mexico of course, and, of course, colorado and nevada. but in arizona they are still asleep and people ask why. i think in part because they have not established the roots, the risen the community like latino populations have been, say, california or texas. >> do with the numbers a bit. what percentage of the population, what percentage of elected they made it this time around. give us a sense of the percentage of the population, the growth rates, the expansion. >> in arizona, approximately one-third of the population are hispanic background. but when we take into consideration qualifications to go, you only have 25% that are eligible to vote in terms of being over 18. but of the population, one-third are disqualified from participating in an election because of their citizenship status. so that whittles the numbers dramatically, so you really own have about 15% of the electora electorate, of the rush of voters being hispanic. >> what are the projections for, say, the next two decades or so? will they become, with a double in the national voting bloc? what are they doing? >>
in new mexico. he writes for for "the new york times" and the interesting thing is he never heard how angry the president was so there were no repercussions to his career so that was his five minutes of fame. >> he is likely -- lucky because -- moving to alaska. [laughter] >> one of the things that i hate most about this duty is having to call a hault to the proceedings, but i have to. and and i hope we have given you enough to realize that those the book and the cds inside are goldmines. please enjoy them and thank you very much for coming. [applause] >> "500 days" and the author is kurt eichenwald. he joins us here at the national press club. mr. eichenwald what are the 500 days you referred to? >> well this is a book about the period of time between 9/11 and the beginning of the iraq war. the reason i am covering that is, this is the period when all the major decisions were made in terms of policy -- international policy around the world, about how the west was going to respond to al qaeda and the 9/11 attacks. >> so when it comes to president bush, vice president cheney, how proac
most popular and respected members, senator jeff bingaman of new mexico. when jeff came to this body 30 years ago, he had already led a life of accomplishment created in small-town new mexico, silver city. he was an eagle scout, graduated from harvard college, stanford law school, where he met his future wife, ann. while at stanford, he worked in senator robert f. kennedy's campaign for president. at the age of 35, he was elected new mexico attorney general in 1978. and four years later at the age of 39, elected to the united states senate. during his three decades in this body, jeff bingaman has been a classic workhorse senator as opposed to being a show horse senator. he is truly remarkable and distinctive among senators for his willingness to shun the limelight and share the credit in order to get important things done for his state and for this country. senator bingaman has been a much valued colleague of mine on the health, education, labor and pensions committee, but he has really made his mark in the senate a lasting mark in his role as chair of the energy and natural resources c
objection, the gentleman from new mexico is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i rise today to honor one of new mexico's great leaders, new mexico speaker of the house, ben lujan, who passed away tuesday night after his battle with lung cancer. speaker lujan is the speaker of our colleague, congressman ben ray lujan. first elected to the legislature in 1974, ben lujan served as speaker of the house from 2001 until 2012. throughout his tenure in the house, speaker lujan showed he was a champion for working families, a tireless advocate for his constituents and an absolute master of legislative strategy. mr. heinrich: at the beginning of this year when speaker lujan spoke to the legislature as to his battle with cancer, he asked that their time on earth is worthwhile and to, quote, make a difference for the children, our working families and for the elderly. speaker lujan has inspired me and so many new mexicans to do just that. our good thoughts and prayers are with his wife, carmen, with ben ray, and with the rest of the lujan family. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentle
and gas operations caused the majority if not all earthquakes in certain areas of new mexico and colorado between 2001 and 2011. the report's co-author called fracking is as high risk that we need to be considering. washington state put into effect two news laws today with major national significance. as of midnight, possession of up to 1 ounce of marijuana is now legal in washington state, following the approval of a state ballot initiative last month. in enacting the measure, washington is the first state to decriminalize recreational marijuana use and the first to do so anywhere by popular vote. meanwhile, same-sex marriage is also now legal in washington as of midnight after also having been approved by voters on election day one month ago. those are some of the headlines. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we are broadcasting from doha, qatar, but we begin in egypt, where six people are dead and hundreds are wounded following overnight clashes between opponents and supporters of mohamed mursi. tanks were deployed over the presidential
starts with dana martin, who is in prison for rape and murder in new mexico. the 45-year-old has an image of bieber tattooed on his leg. after several letters to the pop star went unanswered, affidavits say martin krecruiting another inmate, mark staky, to kill bieber after his release. >> this wasn't just one person acting alone or two people plotting together. this was a group that was really orchestrated by someone who was already in prison. so it's fascinating to me. >> reporter: in october, they first went to vermont where they planned to kill two unnamed victims. but that never happened because staky was arrested by border patrol agents on outstanding warrants. the other continued to new york where he planned to kill bieber and his bodyguard in late november. the affidavit says that during phone calls between the two, authorities heard references to murder plots. when ruane was arrested in new york, a pair of pruning shears, which were to be used to mutilate bieber, was found in his car. bieber's camp is being relatively tight lipped about all this. the only thing his rep told us is
. mr. leahy: madam president, i see the distinguished senior senator from new mexico on the floor, and i would yield to him. the presiding officer: the senator from new mexico. mr. bingaman: i thank my colleague, senator leahy. i would -- madam president, what is *t pending business before the senate now? is it an amendment to this legislation? the presiding officer: amendment number 3371 is the pending business. mr. bingaman: madam president, i'd ask that that amendment be set aside and that i be permitted to call up amendment number 3344 and ask for its immediate consideration. the presiding officer: without objection. the clerk will report the amendment. the clerk: the senator from new mexico, mr. bingaman, proposes an amendment numbered 3344. mr. bingaman: i'd ask that further reading of the amendment be dispensed with. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. bingaman: madam president, this is an amendment offered by myself and cosponsored by senators webb and wyden. it would provide for the approval of an agreement between the united states and the republic of palau in
westward supported by the slave holding south and to invade the new mexico territory. there were many other parts of the crisis with or not the last would be free. in 1850 the south was mother eternized, southern nationalism was at the peak. jefferson davis in 1850 said if the southern confederacy was to be formed now it was ready to accept the presidency of its. the north on the other hand was nowhere near ready to go to war and indeed still dominated by the conservative wing of the democratic party allowed largely with the south and in other words the norm wouldn't have fought the war matt or the same war and secession would have succeeded and the consequences of that not only for the american history but for the rest of the world would have been quite tragic. >> what was the floor of congress like in 1850? status tunnell to this, chaotic, intense. aid debate in congress was like the world series today. which there was no sports culture in the mid 19th century. politics was the great american sport. americans came from all over the country to attend the debate especially when the titans l
ingersoll ran on the one being speerd up. john in new mexico. >> caller: hey, jim, a big chicken hat.com from booyah. >> what's going on? >> caller: listen i'm dieing to get back into china. it looks like fidu is leading without me. can i jump back in? >> man come on, we need to diversify a way to play china. which is why my charitable trust which you can follow along with actionworksplus.com is buying the ishares trust, the fxi. buy buy buy. goes to 42. go to eddie in florida. a lot of florida calls >> caller: hello, jim, a big booyah from port st. louis lucy, florida. thanks for all the help you've give mean over the years. i wish you continued good health. >> very kind. what's going on there? >> caller: okay. i own precision drilling, pbs a long time. do i stay to own it or sell it? >> i'm a big quality guy. if you're going to be in that killing game you want to be in slum burger, alias buy meaning slumber j. best in in breed. no one ever did wrong by going best if breed. mike in illinois >> caller: booyah, mr. kram. >> what's going on? >> caller: merry christmas to your and your
cliff? >> honestly, we're from new mexico, just helping out here to clean. >> no idea. >> the cliff? >> a cliff? how tall is it? >> i have no idea. >> brian: you got to ask americans. not new mexicans. what you should do about the fiscal cliff, coming up. speak of america's money crisis what, does this have to do with it? that former u.s. senator doing gangam style. he's trying to inspire you. >> i couldn't believe this. starbucks is now introducing i guess for the holidays a $450 gift card. [ cheering ] >> starbucks, $450 gift card, yeah. it's good for two small coffees and a josh groban cd. that's what it gets you the r. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can do. let's see if we can get the same item at walmart f less? okay. fijit friends. fifteen bucks on rollback. wow! that's a savings of over 29 bucks! twenty-nine bucks!!?? and they're powered by friendship. see for yourself if you coul
appoint the honorable tom udall, a senator from the state of new mexico, to perform the duties f the chair. signed: daniel k. inouye, president pro tempore. mr. reid: mr. president? the presiding officer: the majority leader is recognized. mr. reid: following leader remarks, which will be in a period of morning business until 11:45 today. senators will be permitted to speak for up to ten minutes each. we would like that time to be for speeches for our retiring senators. at 11:45, the senate will move to consider the nominations of walker and berg, judges. we expect only two roll call votes since we hope the berg nomination will be confirmed by voice. mr. president, we democrats have been saying for more than four months, it's time for the thousands pass a middle-class tax cut which we approved here in the senate in july. as the days until the country goes over the fiscal cliff goes by, more and more republicans have joined our chorus. they recognize that the willing misto compromise sooner has put them in a real bind. so reasonable republicans are asking the house leadership to allow a vot
with whom i had the honor to serve these past two years, senator jeff bingaman of new mexico, chairman of the energy committee. simply one of the kindest, smartest, gentlest people i've ever met. it's been a great pleasure working with him on the energy and natural resources committee. i remember we were both speaking at a conference on advanced energy research this last year out at national harbor. thousands of scientists, investors and entrepreneurs were there. i pulled up in front of the massive convention hall and right out in front, prius with new mexico plates. sure enough, chairman jeff bingaman jumps out of the driver's seat -- no staff -- so here's the chairman of the senate energy committee, a senator for nearly 30 years, driving himself to a major policy speech in his prius. practicing what he preaches, prepared to deliver an important speech in a moment that showed his humility. as unassuming a man as senator bingaman is, when he speaks, you listen. he's living proof that the value of one's words can and should exceed their volume. that day at national harbor, senator binga
into new mexico, snowfall there. some of the new year's eve celebrations may be on the short side, especially in grand forks, north dakota, where the wind-chill factor, sanjay, supposed to be minus 28 degrees tonight. >> karen, thank you so much. i think people will still be standing out in new york city tonight. >> yeah, couldn't pay me enough to go stand out there in the cold. >> no bags and no booze. >> you know what? if this fiscal cliff thing is done, i'm going to sleep. however, if it isn't dealt with, your taxes are going to go up. your grocery bill might go up too. the deal that could affect milk prices, next. and a new year's message from washington from one of our viewers. >> my new year's message to washington is this. there are not wealthy enough and corporations to keep you in office. in this light, grow up, govern, and most importantly. support middle class policies. am i on this one? no, no, no, no, no. i am on this one. [ male announcer ] for every 2 pounds you lose through diet and exercise alli can help you lose one more by blocking some of the fat you eat. simpl
in northern new mexico has the highest rate of heroin addiction and death from overdose of heroin of anywhere in the country. and has for a long time. and the problem is not getting better, it's getting worse. >> you can watch this and other programs online at booktv.org. >> the white house was very controversial as most things in america were. it was not particularly awe-inspiring. neither large, nor awe-inspiring. but the answer the congressman gave said the purpose, if it were larger and more elegant, perhaps some president would be inclined to become its permanent resident. >> vicki goldberg has gathered a few of her favorite white house photos. watch tonight at 7:30 eastern and pacific on c-span3's american history the. tv. >> next, william silver and former federal reserve chairman paul volcker talk about mr. volcker's life and years of government service. it's about an hour and a half. [applause] >> that was very nice. you didn't tell me there were so many people here. so i have a sneaky suspicion that you're not here just to listen to me, so i'm going to be very brief, 13 minutes on a
there. in a moment, a new scheme to try to get weapons off the streets of mexico. >> but first, a look at some other stories making news. at least two people were killed and 10 injured when a plane made an emergency landing in burma. authorities say foreign tourists were on board the aircraft. the plane came down in burma and reportedly missed the runway due to heavy fog. >> two fires in the philippine capital have left at least eight people dead. one broke out in a row of old apartments. seven people died after the blaze trapped them in that building. elsewhere, a fire in a slum left about 2000 families homeless. one man was killed there in riots that erupted after the blaze. >> and indian policeman has died from injuries he sustained during anti-rape protest in delhi. the officer was cremated with full state honors. he was one of dozens injured in violent protests triggered by the gang rape of a student. witnesses say he was severely beaten and pelted with stones. >> venezuelan officials say that president hugo chavez's health is improving. supporters attended service in caracas to p
this committee, the senator from new mexico and the senator from virginia. our first secretary of the treasury, alexander hamilton, observe energy is a leading character in good government. the president must lead in a divided government and must not advocate his or her -- not abdicate hor or her responsibility. president obama has the responsibility to propose a real bipartisan plan to avert the fiscal cliff that can pass both the house and the senate. withdrawing from the recommendations of the simpson- from thewing recommendations of the simpson- bowles commission, the president could propose a plan that would not only avert the so-called fiscal cliff, but also help us avert the fiscal abyss. if president obama were to offer such a plan, republicans would act favorably. going over the cliff is unnecessary. as it has been observed in "the wall street journal," the president is boxing in the republicans. he is offering them a deal they cannot accept. first, the president has repeatedly called for a balanced solution involving both revenue and less spending. what is obvious to the most casual
new mexico for five minutes. mr. udall: mr. president -- and thank you, senator kerry, for the recognition, and, mr. president, really appreciate it. i've been an early supporter of the ratification of this important treaty, and i'm pleased to have been able to work with senators durbin, mccain, harkin, moran, coons, and barrasso and in particular want to say thank you to the chairman and the ranking member on the foreign relations committee. i thank all of these fine senators for their bipartisan work on this bill. we still have work to do to improve our treatment and acceptance of disabled persons, but through the americans with disabilities act, the united states has been at the forefront of protecting the dignity of people with disabilities. this treaty will help expand american values and leadership throughout the world. it is a vital step forward in respecting the rights of the disabled. as a member of the foreign relations committee, i am aware of the challenges that many countries face. these challenges include supporting their disabled citizens. our nation has
officer: the senator from new mexico. without objection. mr. bingaman: i give back all remaining time and ask for the yeas and nays. the presiding officer: is there a tough time? there appears to be a sufficient second. there is a sufficient second. the question is on dpoirnlation of the shea nomination and the clerk will call the will call t. vote: vote: vote: vote: the presiding officer: are there any senators in the chamber wishing to vote or to change their vote? if not, on this vote the ayes are 72, the nays are 23, and the nomination is confirmed. under the -- under the previous order, the motion to reconsider is considered made and laid upon the table. the president will be immediately informed of the senate's action, and the senate will resume legislative session. the senator from michigan. mr. levin: mr. president, the russia pntr bill is before us. it takes a long overdue action by ending the application of jackson-vanik sanctions to russia. jackson-vanik is no longer relevant to russia because russia no longer restricts the free emigration of its people. the soviet union be
senator from this committee, the senator from new mexico and the senator from virginia. our first secretary of the treasury, alexander hamilton, observe energy is a leading character in good government. the president must lead in a divided government and must not advocate his or her responsibility. president obama has the responsibility to propose a real bipartisan plan to avert the fiscal cliff that can pass both the house and the senate. withdrawing from the recommendations of the simpson- bowles commission, the president could propose a plan that would not only avert the so-called fiscal cliff, but also help us avert the fiscal abyss. if president obama were to offer such a plan, republicans would act favorably. going over the cliff is unnecessary. as it has been observed in "the wall street journal," the president is boxing in the republicans. he is offering them a deal they cannot accept. first, the president has repeatedly called for a balanced solution involving both revenue and less spending. what is obvious to the most casual observer is that this plan is not a balanced.
comes ever closer. >> a different kind of click now -- thousands of mystics, new-age and deals and fans of pre- hispanic culture made their way to mexico in hopes of witnessing great things in less than 24 hours now. that is when the old mayan calendar predicts the end of the current world and the dawn of a new one. >> many of today's ethnic maya do not understand what all the fuss is about. mostly christian, they have looked on in wonder at the influx of foreign tourists to ancient cities in southern mexico and central america was a past hundreds of years ago. -- whose heyday past hundreds of years ago. >> they are dancing according to an ancient mayan ritual in preparation for the end of the world. these days, the famous complex in guatemala is full of visitors. many tourists have come to experience the big day. >> there are mixed feelings. some believe the world is going to end. others believe it is the end of one era and the beginning of another. democrats are also gathering at mayan sites in mexico. tour groups from around the world have come with widely varying expectations, but n
. president? the presiding officer: the senator from new mexico. mr. bingaman: are we in a quorum call, mr. president? the presiding officer: we are not. mr. bingaman: mr. president, earlier today, the senate voted to grant permanent normal trade relations to russia by a vote of 92-4 and i strongly supported that bill. to extend pntr to russia, we had to repeal an out-of-date policy that was adopted during the cold war. that is, the jackson-vanik amendment. i want to speak briefly on the senate floor this afternoon about another out-of-date policy of the cold war that i believe should be ended, and that is the trade embargo on cuba. i have spoken about this many times in the past, along with senator pell, senator dodd and many others. i argued against the helms-burton act in 1996. for the past 50 years, our country's policy toward cuba has been essentially stagnant. the core element of our policy, our foreign policy, which is the embargo, has authorized in a proclamation signed by president kennedy on february 3, 1962. that's 51 years ago. at that time, president kennedy justified the emba
questioning. we don't know where he's going to go. my guess is he'll probably wind up in california, new mexico. we don't know how much money he has. he says he has $20 million but it's all in belize. those accounts, he says, are frozen. will be interesting to see. he said some mysterious canadian dropped a wad of $5 bills to him yesterday and that's the money he's living on right now. >> robert, is there a possibility this whole thing has been sort of trumped up in his own mind and that he's almost created his own story by going on twitter and blogging and that this whole thing is like some kind of weird movie? >> there is no question that one of the narratives here is that this is a giant publicity stunt. you know, to what end, that is the question? we have to remember, a man is dead, in belize. it's his neighbors, the guy, mcafee was disputting with, for several months. we have to remember that. but no question this has been a giant media circus. he did just sell the rights to his life story for a movie and a book. >> how much did he get four that? >> we don't know. but he says the me
of this year at the conclusion of the 112th congress -- daniel akaka of hawaii, jeff bingaman of new mexico, scott brown of massachusetts, kent conrad of north dakota, jim demint of south carolina, kay bailey hutchison of texas, herb kohl of wisconsin, jon kyl of arizona, joseph lieberman of connecticut, richard lugar of indiana, ben nelson of nebraska, olympia snowe of maine, and jim webb of virginia. they have all worked ceaselessly to give their constituents the best representation and give the country the benefit of their views, their wisdom and their experiences. they're men and women who are committed to the nation and they have every day in different ways contributed to this senate and to our great country. and i want to thank them personally for their service and in so many cases their personal kindness to me. to listen to my points and to -- together hopefully serve this senate and this nation in a more positive and progressive way. in particular let me say a few words about some of the members who i had the privilege to work with very closely. senator daniel akaka, had who like hi
, new mexico, kentucky. so we talk about $620 billion being spread across the economy that will be individual hits to individual states and individual people that will be hit harder if this qulif does take effect. >> some sobering numbers. >>> the phrase that got the most nominations on the list of words to be banished, fiscal cliff. so we want to know what other phrases should be banned and why? tweet us. we have your responses coming up next. [ male announcer ] at scottrade, you won't just find us online, you'll also find us in person, with dedicated support teams at over 500 branches nationwide. so when you call or visit, you can ask for a name you know. because personal service starts with a real person. [ rodger ] at scottrade, seven dollar trades are just the start. our support teams are nearby, ready to help. it's no wonder so many investors are saying... [ all ] i'm with scottrade. it's no wonder so many investors are saying... i've always kept my eye on her... but with so much health care noise, i didn't always watch out for myself. with unitedhealthcare, i ge
an example from mexico. >> first, some of the stories making news. japan has a new prime minister, voted in by the lower house of parliament earlier today. his liberal democratic party won by a landslide in polls earlier this month. he has vowed to introduce aggressive monetary policies and says he wants to revise japan's pacifist constitution. >> china has launched the world's longest high-speed rail route. the line between cities is almost 2,900 kilometers long. trains travel an average speed of 300 kilometers per hour, cutting travel time in half to just eight hours. >> floods in malaysia have forced more than 13,000 people to flee their homes. the floods have hit several states of the country's east coast. one woman died after slipping into a swollen river, and forecasters are expecting more rain to fall. >> china's leading producer of rare earth is attempting to shut down some plants in an attempt to stem falling prices. the group will keep some mines and factories closed until the end of january. >> rare earths are crucial in making a broad range of high- tech products. prices have
at various times. first of all, pete on the end, long time senator of new mexico. he has offered ideas as far as the bipartisan on these topics. we have cindy who is an attorney here in town with mckenna law and aldridge and was an advisor to mitt romney. we have the business perspective from paul stemmons and he is the executive chairman offering, again, a sense from the business community. what the solutions might be and how business will be affected by everything. senator jud greg served as a governor and senator. served on the simpson bowles exchange. i have bothered him many times and david cote who has served on the simpson bowles as well. i see him in washington more than many times than congressman. john as well, he is the national coalition of prosecutor and c.e.o. also served at aarp. mark of moody's and an tow it willic. we have ed from the heritage foundation, helped with the foundation of utah. and we have the president of the peterson foundation which has devoted time to these issues. thank you all for being here. we look forward to all of your perspectives. i'm going to start,
is referring to the issue of capital gains. the capital gains tax will go up 10%. host: john from new mexico. caller: thank you for taking my call. you read my tweet just a little while ago. i want to continue on this theme of the lower capital gains rate. this low capital gains rate is a way the uber rich use to control to give themselves their own tax rate and their own general tax category to there everything in. they can lessen their participation in our democracy. i have investments, too. to only have to pay a 15% rate on that income seems silly to me. i pay normal taxes and normal social security. there is no need to incentivize capital formation these days. host: are you retired? caller: i am still working. host: this is a story from "the wall street journal." host: "families with adult children." how can you take advantage if you're a couple and one spouse earns more than the other? guest: i would not want to delve into that. host: we will move on to jim in north carolina. go ahead, jim. caller: thank you for taking my call. the lowering to the $1 million cap. my wife and i have neve
also want to recognize the retiring senator from this committee, the senator from new mexico and the senator from virginia. our first secretary of the treasury, alexander hamilton, observe energy is a leading character in good government. the president must lead in a divided government and must not advocate his or her responsibility. president obama has the responsibility to propose a real bipartisan plan to avert the fiscal cliff that can pass both the house and the senate. withdrawing from the recommendations of the simpson- bowles commission, the president could propose a plan that would not only avert the so-called fiscal cliff, but also help us avert the fiscal abyss. if president obama were to offer such a plan, republicans would act favorably. going over the cliff is unnecessary. as it has been observed in "the wall street journal," the president is boxing in the republicans. he is offering them a deal they cannot accept. first, the president has repeatedly called for a balanced solution involving both revenue and less spending. what is obvious to the most casual obser
to be the best that they can be. host: republican caller. caller: this is smitty from farmington, new mexico. what a wonderful time to get in. ms. sawhill, you are so outdated it's incredible. if anybody wants to know how much money we waste, we just recently had a guy up in the northwest that won a lottery, took home $800,000 cash, and went down to his local -- his local food stamp office, told them that he won the money and they said he still qualified for food stamps. these people are nuts. the federal government probably has a minimum, a very minimum, and i worked for government and i worked in the utility industry which is almost the same as working for government, at least 40% overpaid, at least too many people working. at least 40% working than they need to do the job. when they say they're cutting the government, they're not cutting a darn thing. congress doesn't vote for raises any more. they get automatic raises unless people have the gonads and say they don't need a raise this year. i don't think they've done it since they put that into effect. they don't vote on raises any more.
doing it in an isolated place in new mexico. i tried to talk him into doing it in a place where there is an ocean and something worth looking. at any rate, his plan to put spaceports in five or six different countries, he wants to do one or you can let people see the northern lights during your space flight. so he has some really neat ideas about where it could be done. when you look at where funds are available for a , there is one planned -- for ace baseboard -- a space port, there is one plant in dubai. -- 1 planned in dubai. there is not one state or affordable enough to fly into orbit, so i suggest that we had better solve that problem and then think about what day space port would look like. -- what a space port would look like. >> your thoughts on using model aviation as a funnel for youth to get into aircraft engineering, because your friends at the faa are trying to lump us then with the uab program. >> not just the faa. they are now in the air force debating how do you give an air medal to a person that lives of drone -- that applies a drone and kills people in more,
next year, new tax in new york city will carry a made in mexico label. mexico is the top exporter of flat screen tvs. in fact, mexico exports more manufactured products than all the other countries in latin america combined. three main factors are in play. for one, geography. sharing a border with the united states means heavy products are cheaper to transport across than if they were manufactured in asia. the second factor is nafta, mexican products are subject to lower duties than those from other countries. in fact, the economist points out that mexico has trade deals with 44 countries, the most of any nation in the world. the third factor is wages. as other manufacturing hubs become more expensive, mexico has become more competitive. according to hsbc in 2000 mexican workers earned nearly five times the salary of their chinese peers. but by 2011, mexican workers were only about a third more expensive than chinese workers. when you project all these advantages into the next few years, mexico's economic future looks robust. the national intelligence council released an important
. >>> in a front page article in today's "new york times," walmart's mexico business offered bribes to get what the law there would otherwise allow. now michelle caruso cabrera joins us with today's headlines. >> they have a new story today, another doozy, extremely long, very, very detailed. the "new york times" outlines what they see as a pervasive pattern of bribes connected to 19 different stories. when you read the whole article, they do a deep dive into one specific store near the ancient pyramids in mexico. >> i'm glad glad we assigned you to this story. >> this is a mile from the ancient pyramid necessary question. no doubt, the most controversial walmart in mexico because there were, at the time, allegations of bribery because people saw with what efficiency the store was getting built and they assumed that bribes had to have been done. something is happening. that's the kind of culture. walmart has come out with a statement saying among other things, we are committed to having a strong and global anti-corruption program everywhere we operate and taking appropriate action for any insta
nine auto plants in mexico, but nissan, honda, mazda and audi will be opening new plants. bmw has. crazy, huh? bmw. over the time frame, mexican auto production is expected to surge from 2.5 million vehicles a year to 3.5 million. i think that's low versus what will ultimately be. and kansas city southern and kansas city southern believes they will have 60% market share. kansas city southern should benefit from the auto rebuild that's needed in the wake of hurricane sandy. can't get this stuff to america fast enough. united states fast enough. thanks to the strength of the economy, the increasing volumes with declining costs. the gross margins are expanding. how much do we love that in a rail? however, the auto industry only affects about 18% of kansas city southern's revenues. they do have some coal exposure, something that's crushed a great many american railroads, we know that because we have backed away from a lot of rails because of the coal. but they have something the other railroads don't have, consistently high growth, not that low single digit stuff and not susceptible t
are low and it's easy to ship the cars they build to the u.s. via the rails. >> all aboard! >> yep. mexico's probably the cheapest place on earth to make stuff to send to the united states. and speaking of the rails, the best way to play this theme is with my new favorite railroad stock that i'm unveiling tonight, kansas city southern, ksu. at a time when many rails are struggling, kansas city southern is thriving, stock at $77 and change, just $6 off its highs. why, oh, why do i like this company so much? simple. geography. take a look at this map of the company's rail network, okay? kansas city southern is the new intercontinental railroad. except unlike the one you studied in school, it runs from north to south instead of east to west. it has 6,600-mile network, it's pretty much evenly divided between the united states and mexico and the network is only one interchange away from every single major market in north america. believe me when i tell you, this area is just booming. i go down there a lot and i cannot believe how strong it is. kansas city southern got into mexico in 1996 when t
a private plane she was traveling on crashed in mexico. she has been nominated for three latin grammys. the radio news website says it has been hit especially hard due to un sanctions. dagen: more on those sanctions against iran. iran is in a recession because nations are not buying oil from the country. connell: expected to shrink 3.5% this year. that is what is going on over there. let's bring in colonel oliver north in. is this all good news or surely >> i want to give it as a cautionary tale. what those in our administration think that economic sanctions alone, which, no doubt have caused this recession. exhibit number one, north korea. grass is the vegetable. the economy of north korea -- connell: there is still an issue. >> they have not stopped from building nuclear weapons and supporting terrorism around the world. they are the number one provider in spite of the disaster in the north korean economy that effort will not be stopped their acquisition of nuclear weapons by themselves. it will take something much, much more. dagen: what is that? >> they are still able to obtain mac
'll give maria and bill more clarity on her call today. >> the spotlight today, after "the new york times" prints a second article about the company's practices in mexico in the 2000s. extensive bribery in 19 stores. chief international correspondent has more on this. >> thank you very much, melissa. all right. this new article, like the one that was first coming out, the reporters paint a picture of pervasive alleged bribery. they found clear patterns during the construction of those 19 different stores in the country, specifically multiple instances that when a payment was made, the critical permit was issued. the article, however, focuses mostly on the most controversial walmart store in mexico which was built in 2004, where the "times" said they found evidence of a zoning map that was altered specifically to allow the store to be built, where it otherwise would have been prohibited. the store was controversial because it was built near the famous pyramids that you see here. there's some 2,000 years old. there were large protests at the time which made national headlines in mexico. and
lee miller, thanks. here is good news for the christmas holiday. a former marine that was locked up in mexico is back home now with his family tonight after he endured months behind bars. john hammar's ordeal began back in august when he was entering mexico with his buddy in route to a surfing trip in costa rica. hammar told u.s. border officials in texas that he wanted to take with him his great grandfather's antique gun and those officials told hammar no problem. but when he got to mexico. border agents locked him unon violation charges of the country's strict gun laws and since then his parents and lawmakers have been working feverishly to get him out. on friday this marine who served us in iraq and afghanistan and also suffers from prost thattatic stress disorder was greed. he and his dad drove back from florida and hours ago after they arrived home in palmetto bay steve harrigan was live there and had a chance to talk to the dad. steve, how is the family doing tonight? >> jamie, we got to see john hammar pull up with his father after this long ordeal. they drove directly into t
.s. marine veteran just released from one of mexico's most dangerous prisons. where he stopped off before heading home causing some concern. how about this. a short-cut to becoming a doctor, a new program being offered by one of the most prestigious medical schools in our country saving both time and money for the students, but does it skimp on training, a doctor in three years? it's all happening now. but first there is troubling news on the civil war that is raging some 21 months now in syria. the international envoy trying to help end the violence there says that he's still worried there's been no progress in the ending of the bloodshed that's claimed thousands of lives. hi, everybody, i'm jaime colby, today i'm in nor jenna lee. >> reporter: i'm kelly wright in nor jon scott. the u.n. envoy meeting face to nice with the syrian president today. while their account of that meeting was lens hopeful we are hearing now even more troubling reports the syrian army may have used a deadly poisonous gas on their own citizens. leland vittert lived from bethlehem in the west bank with more detail
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